Paul’s Sub Shop: That Time I Spent $19 on a Sub

Diana Chan August 14, 2015 American, Brunch, Cafe, Kid Friendly, lunch, South Burnaby, Two Beakers


In 5 years of food blogging, I’ve consumed a lot of food and I thought I would start to go to more mom and pop restaurants around town to see if I can find a hidden gem. After browsing the internet, I thought I would grab some breakfast with M to Paul’s Sub Shop in South Burnaby right behind Metropolis at Metrotown.

They mainly sell sub sandwiches and breakfast. Their hours of operation is limited, but they mostly draw in a lunch crowd. They are also cash only.


The interior is quite dated, but that’s ok because I was more interested in the taste of the food.


We grabbed some bottled drinks since we didn’t want coffee. Probably a bad idea since both these drinks had a lot of sugar.


Looking at the menu, there are a lot of choices the Ukrainian Sausage Breakfast ($11) caught my eye. You get hashbrowns, 2 eggs and toast with it..


The eggs were sunny side up which I normally like but I don’t know how they prepared them, but the egg whites had a consistency of thin plastic.


The hashbrowns had some grilled onions and the Ukrainian sausage. It tasted ok, but pretty basic. Everything just seemed like it was cooked on the grill.


M and I wanted to order the biggest and fattest steak they had, we got the 12″ super sub ($19) that is supposedly piled on with steak, salami, cheese, capicolla, and mushrooms with the usual ingredients like grilled onions, lettuce and tomatoes. Yes, their sub costs $19! Why on earth did I think paying $19 for a sub was a great idea, this better be one epic sub.



It looks pretty average and the only spillage from the sub was the lettuce. 45% of the plate was still empty, so at first glance, we were not impressed. At least give us a small plate to make it seem like there’s more food.


The sandwich bun was more narrow, so it really couldn’t hold that many ingredients inside anyways. The sandwich tasted good and satisfying, but not for $19. I would be happier paying like $10ish for it but not $19.

We found the prices were high especially for the larger subs. They also have a breakfast item that is $19 too. I really have no idea how they decide to price the items here. Yes, they are a mom and pop restaurant, but the price and quality don’t match up.

We Rate Pauls’ Sub Shop

4608 Imperial Street, Burnaby

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. yikes June 8, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Yikes. I will be sure to avoid your reviews in the future.

  2. Boner October 30, 2018 at 11:58 am

    After reading your long winded review of a neighbor hood staple, I feel sad.
    You obviously never talked to the wonderful woman who runs the place. The prices reflect what’s used, she doesnt buy cheap meats. Vegetables are usually fresh also.
    You want a cheap knock off. Bob sub Richmond.

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